A Sweet Little Date Night to Break Up the Week

Hey friends!!! How was your weekend?  Mine was so wonderful and I will get more into that with a weekend recap later this week!  

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it feels like the work week is never ending.  I am not one to have a ton of plans during the week (I like my time to relax with a book or a good show), but sometimes a night out during the week is good for the soul. 

My husband and I were debating buying a season ticket package for the Nashville Predators this year and we ended up going for it.  I look at it as pre-planned date nights that break up the monotony of the work week.  

On Thursday night we headed to a new sushi restaurant on the way to downtown for a quick dinner before the game. Thursday nights call for a some cocktails!

We got a few rolls to try… can you tell which ones are mine?  🙂 I loved that this sushi restaurant offered the option of brown rice rolls instead of white rice.  

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We were a little worried when the Dallas Stars scored pretty quickly into the first period.  

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But in true Predators fashion…. we came back and won the game!

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We also ran into my favorite kiddo.  I just love my baby bro!

We met up with him during both intermissions and watched him shoot some goals!

We left the game pretty happy!

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Boy do I have a story for you guys.  My husband (bless his heart) loves public transportation.  I mean don’t get me wrong, I love it in cities like New York and Chicago, but Nashville does not have great options so we usually just Uber everywhere we go.  Well Thursday night my husband had the bright idea to take the city bus home from the game.  We wait for about 20 minutes (we realized they only come every 30 minutes later in the evening and ended up running down the street after it to make it stop.  😉  We fought over who got to pull the cord to signal our stop, but we did finally make it home a little later. 🙂  

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I just have to show you guys these pictures of my cousin’s little boy.  My mom spent the week in Long Island with my aunt, cousin, her husband and their precious baby boy.  I hope my mom got out all of her baby fever while she was there. 😉 

Questions:

  1. If you have kids, how many do you have?
  2. What is your favorite date night activity?
  3. Since Halloween is later this month, what is your favorite type of candy?

A Weekend Without Plans Turned into a Weekend With ALL the Plans :)

Hi friends!!  How are you guys?  I can’t believe another week has come and gone and the weekend is upon us!  It seems like time is just flying by right now and I am ready for it to slooooow down.  

After a long weekend of traveling for the 4th, I was ready for a quiet weekend at home with no plans.  You all probably know by now that my husband and I have moved around quite a bit with his job.  We have lived in Utah, Ohio, Dallas, and now Tennessee.  Each and everywhere we go it always takes awhile to find some good friends, especially ones that we will stay in touch with when we inevitably move again.  Well, Nashville is different than all the former places we have lived.  Since I grew up here, some of my best friends from middle school and high school still live here and quite frankly, it is just an attractive place for young couples to live so we have several friends that have moved here by choice.  This has made our transition to Nashville easier knowing we already had some friends in the area.  

This also means that there is always something going on.  But hey, I am not complaining in the least.  We are so very lucky to already have some great friends in the area who invite us out and introduce us to their friends.  That being said, last weekend did not end up being a weekend without plans. 🙂 

Friday night we went to a new-to-us restaurant called Answer with my husband’s college roommate and his fiance.  While we did have quite the wait, it was well worth it.  I got the trout and it was amazing!

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Saturday morning we were up bright and early with these two cuties. 

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We took a nice walk to the local coffee shop for some iced lattes (it was already SO hot) to cool us off.  

After we got home and got in a quick workout, I headed to my mom’s to hang with her by the pool for a couple hours.  We read, chatted, and ate some lunch and before I knew it, I had to run home and pick up Jon to head to a friend’s pool.  We spent a couple hours in the sun relaxing before heading home to get ready for dinner.  

I’ve probably told yall before, but my husband could eat sushi for every meal.  If I agree to sushi, I win the wife of the year award so Saturday night, he got his wish.  We went to a casual dinner and went home and straight to bed afterwards. 🙂

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Sunday morning started off with a workout and a walk with the pups followed by a cold smoothie!  This one had spinach, flaxseed, peanut butter, banana, cinnamon, ice and almond milk.  I got the beautiful hydrangeas from my momma’s house.  Aren’t they pretty?  I’m going to try to grow my own… we will see how that goes.  I can barely keep herbs alive so my track record isn’t very good. 😉

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Sunday afternoon we had some plans with the couple we hung out with Friday night.  Jon got flyboarding lessons for two for his birthday so he decided this was the weekend to do it.  Have you guys ever heard of flyboarding?  

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Riley tagged along and was quite concerned when Jon was heading out.

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He got over that pretty quickly when he found sticks to fetch in the water.  

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Flyboarding is like wakeboarding in that you have a board attached to boots your feet go in, but instead of riding on the water, you ride above it.  The jetski shoots water up to your feet and pushes you out of the water.  

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How cool is that?!?!

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Sunday night my dad and brother came over for dinner.  

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We spent lots of time hanging outside and playing darts!

 

We grilled up lots of veggies, chicken sausages, and chicken breasts for dinner.  Grilling is my favorite when we have company.. it’s so easy and delicious!

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This is how we all felt on Monday morning. 🙂  Riley is obsessed with these stuffed animals and plays and naps with them daily.  Too cute!

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I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  We have some visitors in town!  I will see you all next week!

Questions:

  1. Have you ever heard of flyboarding?  Tried it?
  2. Do your plans to have no plans always turn into plans?  (try saying that 3 times fast!)
  3. What is one thing you would like to do before the summer is over?

Weekend Recap 9.19.16 Night Boat Cruise, Boulevarding, and Sushi

Good morning!  Monday is here again… it always seems to sneak up on us, but I will say that I feel well rested and ready to tackle this week.  I hope it goes by quickly because there is another wedding on the horizon for us. 

Our weekend started with a little date night on Thursday night.  My husband and I had a late afternoon appointment so we decided to take advantage of the fact that we were already out and stop by a a new-to-us restaurant called Capitol Pub for a drink. I got a glass of champagne and my husband tried a draft beer.  He couldn’t resist the happy hour 1/2 priced pizza either. 😉 

Friday evening we decided to hit the lake for a night cruise with a few of our friends.  The boys took turns wakeboarding and skiing and then we just drove around for a bit.  It was a beautiful night. 

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After a Saturday morning workout (tennis for my husband), we got cleaned up and headed to meet up with my sister, her boyfriend, and their friends.  We met them at Katy Trail Ice House for a quick drink before heading to SMU to the Boulevard.  College students and alumni gather on the long boulevard at the SMU campus before the football games and enjoy drinks, food, and good conversation.  It was a blast!  

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After handing out for a couple hours, we all headed to Sushi Axiom for some dinner.  My husband ordered this grapefruit/champagne martini for us to split.   It was pretty delicious. 

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I got a seaweed salad to start followed by some spicy edamame and my husband and I each ordered a couple rolls.  They were soo good!  We finished them all.  

Sunday I headed off to church while my sister and husband headed to SMU to attend the celebrity tennis tournament.  They are both really into tennis so it was fun for them to see celebrities like Ben Stiller play tennis.  

After church I ran a couple errands at Home Goods and Target before returning home to walk the pups, complete some house work, and catch up on the new series about JonBenet Ramsey.  Are you guys watching this?  It is pretty crazy.  We watched this sweet boy, Bailey all weekend and we are so sad to see him go.  He is so sweet and well-behaved.

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That is all I have for today.  I hope you all had a great weekend and your week is off to a good start! 

Questions:

  1. What is your favorite sushi roll?
  2. Are you watching the new JonBenet Ramsey show?
  3. What was the highlight of your weekend?

Weekend Recap 8.29.16 Baseball games, lake time, and sushi!

Happy Monday everyone!  How was your weekend?  My weekend was really nice, but too short as always!  Let’s back up to Friday and I’ll show you what happened around here the past few days.  

During lunch on Friday, my husband and I had a date to workout.  We completed this workout from Moorenutritious (find them on instagram!) in our garage and it kicked our butts.  I am STILL sore from it.  It is quick, but very efficient = my kind of workout!

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And ofcourse, there was a long walk with the pups afterwards. 

Friday afternoon we drove our cars to get Kroger gas (my mom lets us use her fuel points once in awhile and we get gas so cheap) and I took my two trash bags full of clothes to donate in hopes that I would find a drop box.  Well, not only did I find a drop box to donate my clothes, but this particular one takes the clothing to a thrift shop that sells the clothing and all the profits go to the Texas Regional Animal Rescue.  Rescuing animals is one of my greatest passions (all of my pups – past and present- are rescues) so I was so excited to donate my clothes! 

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We had plans to attend the Rangers game with my sister and her boyfriend on Saturday night, but when we saw some good seats pop up on Friday night for a good price, we snagged them up and headed to the stadium.  

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The Cleveland Indians were in town all weekend and I’ve been an Indians fan since I was little (my parents are from near there) so it was really fun to see them in Dallas.

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We ended up leaving during the 9th inning when it was 12 to 1 (Indians). 

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After a quick treadmill run on Saturday morning, I went to watch my husband play tennis at SMU.  It was extremely hot, but it was fun to watch.  Tennis is a sport that I really wish I was good at.  

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We were both pretty exhausted Saturday afternoon so we watched a couple shows and took some naps 🙂 before heading to the Saturday night game with the crew. 

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Love these peeps! 

We had seats in the nosebleeds, but it was still really fun! 

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This is what you call a fair-weather fan… My husband asked me who I was rooting for.. and I said whoever is winning. 😉 

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My sister and I in our Indians shirts and Rangers hats. 🙂 

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After the game, there was a free Scotty McCreery concert so we stayed for a little bit of that. 

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Sunday after church, we headed out to the lake for some relaxing in the sun with our pups! 

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Then we got ready for a sushi date night!

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It was half-priced sushi night so we got a bunch of rolls to split and they were all amazing!!! 

After dinner, we hurried home to watch the season finale of The Night Of. We didn’t quite finish it (I kept falling asleep), but gosh I am loving this show.  It is soo good!!  Off to get lots of stuff done today.  I hope you all have a fantastic week!  

 

Questions:

  1. If you could be really good at any sport, what sport would it be? 
  2. Are you watching The Night Of?
  3. What was the highlight of your weekend?

Weekend Recap 6.6.16 with a video

Good morning friends! How are you guys doing today?  Today is looking like a second cup of coffee kind of day around here.  Our weekend was a mix of relaxation and productivity, which is always good! 

Friday night we took it easy and just caught up on a few shows.  Saturday morning I went to a Body Pump class followed by some party planning and shopping with my sister.  We ended up working all day and night with a couple breaks for dinner with the boys and a card game.  I will show you what we were working on once the event has happened!

We are currently watching 3 dogs (plus our 2) so a lot of play time and walks happened too.  My husband got this video of the dogs attacking  kissing me.  I created a youtube channel so I can start showing you more videos.  I love seeing videos on other blogs so I thought I should hop on the bandwagon.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHIf6SVhRao

Sunday morning, my husband and I, and 3 friends headed out to the lake for a boat day with yummy drinks and snacks.  It was such a beautiful day.  The boys took turns wakeboarding while I caught some rays. 🙂

Sunday night, my husband and I went to Sushi Axiom for half-priced sushi!  We started with edamame and a seaweed salad.

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We shared a few rolls and were very impressed by how good they were! So yummy! 

I think we were in bed by 9am last night.  The sun can really ware you out! That sums up our weekend.  It was so nice to be home with not many plans for a change!  I hope you all have a wonderful day and I will see you all tomorrow!

Questions:

  1. What did you do this weekend?
  2. Do you like sushi?
  3. Did you get to spend sometime outside this weekend?